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GREATdepression-How can we prepare for the worst of an economic downturn? by Mind Map: GREATdepression-How can we
prepare for the worst of an
economic downturn?
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GREATdepression-How can we prepare for the worst of an economic downturn?

Who Suffered ?

the poor

the poor got even more poorer because they were left jobless and if they couldn`t support their family on what they already had then how could they support their family with nothing?

African-Americans

most African-Americans were the first to be let go from jobs

Mexicans that lived in America

they were recommended to go back to Mexico

How did this affect families?

some families stuck together and get through it together.

some families fell apart

the birth rate decreased due to not having enough financial funds to care for another life

many couples kept their wedding on hold because they didn`t have sufficient funds

in 1940 a survey revealed that 1.5million men had walked out on their wives&families.

for many families or anyone the only food they ate all day was food from SoupKitchens

"EconomicDownturn" ?

also known as RECESSION

when unemployment rates rise

usually believed to be orignated from drop of spending.

GDP=the amount of exported goods produced within a country per year.

household income

Levels of Depression

Bibliography:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression

Normal

Mild

Moderate

Severe

How did it affect people MENTALLY ?

Bibliography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1418326/how_to_recognize_your_level_of_depression.html?cat=5  http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snprelief1.htm

many men believed they couldn`t get jobs and so just gave up

some poeple thought that by sticking together they could get through it

Ways to prepare;

think of how much we love our family

stay positive

How did it affect people PHYSICALLY?

there were often times in poor families when there wasn`t enough food or they had to do with what they had

Many children suffered from RICKETS.

Rickets; a disease often caused by lack of Vitamin D / calcium. When bones are very fragile and often leads to fractured/broken bones.

Ways to prepare;

store food, canned food, milk powder, water, pain killers

have spare necessities around, clothes, blankets, towels, first aid kits

plant a garden